Think about those times you really wanted something. Think about the changes that occurred first. Can you see yo changed something about you first before you ever manifested what you wanted? Change is always occurring but we often times do not think of it as change. Where we struggle is when the change is seen as unwanted. We then see it has happening to us, beyond our control.
When you are open to change in any form that you experience it in, it is easier to be more comfortable with it. You are then able to flow with life instead of resisting the flow of life.
You are empowered to change anything, a thought, a belief, an emotion, your focus and even your perception. Energetically speaking that is what shifting is...creating change at the level of energy.
If you have a desire you wish to manifest and experience be open to the changes. If you find yourself resisting a change you think is unwanted or is being forced upon you, ask yourself what desire am I resisting? Where is the change taking me to?